King's Hot Shooting Too Much for Men's Basketball
January 4, 2014
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men's basketball team (4-8, 0-3 CC) played its first game in 14 days, and fell to a hot-shooting King (5-8, 2-1) team who knocked down 21 three-pointers on the night. The Tornado hit 58.3 percent of their attempts from long range and had seven different players make a three in the 111-73 victory. Hunter LeVeau led the way with 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, while AJ Clark and Mike Smith combined for 46 points for the Falcons.
King hit 12 of its first 16 shots to start the game, and never looked back. The Tornado hit 67.7 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes and went 10-of-16 from three. Pfeiffer hit 44 percent from the field and went into the break trailing 53-34.
King kept attacking in the second half and hit 11 more three's. The Tornado held a 26-9 lead in points off turnovers and their bench outscored Pfeiffer's reserves 42-18.
Smith and Clark continue to pace the offense as the duo scored more than half of the team's points. Smith went 8-of-19 from the floor and hit 9-of-13 free throws en route to a 26-point performance. Smith added seven assists and three steals. Clark had 20 points along with five assists and three rebounds.
Andrew Guerrero added 10 points for Pfeiffer.
Drew Standifer had 17 points off the bench for King and C.J. Good added 16 points. Malcom St. Louis finished with 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting.
The Falcons return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Belmont Abbey for a 7:30 p.m. tip.